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SAVE THE DATE: January 10-13, 2024, Tampa Convention Center

The FMEA Professional Development Conference is one of the largest music education professional development events in the United States. In addition to approximately 250 clinic sessions and concerts, it is host to 23 All-State Ensembles featuring Florida's top Band, Orchestra, Chorus, Guitar, Orff, and Popular Music students conducted by world-class conductors and teachers. It is attended by more than 10,000 people, including secondary music directors, elementary music teachers, music supervisors, college students, college music teachers, school administrators, K-12 students performing in the All-State ensembles, students and professional musicians performing with invited performing ensembles, exhibitors, and parents and family members of performing students.

Session Attendance Reports

FMEA now allows you to generate a report of the sessions you attended, verified by a QR code check-in procedure.  Your session report from the 2023 conference is on your member account information page... follow the instructions at the bottom of this page to download it.  

Call for Session Proposals and Performance Applications

We are now accepting proposals and applications to perform or present a session at the 2024 FMEA Conference.  Please read the instructions here

Call for Exhibitors

The FMEA Conference includes one of the nation's leading music education trade shows. Please see our Exhibitor Information Page for more information about becoming an exhibitor. 


Important Dates (subject to change)

February 2023
We begin accepting Session Proposals and Performance Applications

May 16, 2023
Deadline for Session Proposals and Performance Applications

July 15, 2023
Deadline for Product Showcase Applications

September TBA, 2023
Pre-Registration Opens
Nominations are open for Student Conference Experience and Tri-M Experience

September TBA, 2023
Hotels begin taking reservations at 9:00 a.m.

October 1, 2023
Presenter deadline for editing session details and requesting A/V equipment

November TBA, 2023
Hotel Room Cancellation Deadline 5:00 p.m.

November TBA, 2023
Hotels will charge your credit card a non-refundable deposit for the first night of each room

December TBA, 2023
Pre-Registration closes at midnight.

December TBA, 2023
All school lodging checks are due, payable to the hotel where reservations were made for you and/or your students.

December TBA, 2023
The final deadline for discounted hotel blocks. Unsold rooms in the FMEA blocks are released back to hotels.



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The FMEA Professional Development Conference and All-State Ensembles are sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

Thank You!

The Conference Planning Committee sincerely thanks everyone who participated in the 2023 FMEA Professional Development Conference.  The Schedule, Handouts, Program book, and order forms for Recordings and Merchandise are on the Archives page